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Van de graff generator belt and roller? Answered

hello friends i am from india i want to make a van de graff generator from scraths i can not find a wide rubberband can i use a pvc tubing as belt?
pls suggest me some material for  belt and roller ! thanks in advanced

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ecrouch
ecrouch

Answer 4 years ago

You can buy the exercise bands at sporting goods stores. I cut one to length then glued it using a special glue designed for adhering flexible materials. You can pick it up at most hardware stores. I believe the brand is Loctite.

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mihir.sahu.355
mihir.sahu.355

Answer 5 years ago

inner tube is coduction as it contain carbon

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ecrouch
ecrouch

Answer 4 years ago

I verify the inner tube won't work.

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 5 years ago

Never tried to make one of these but inner tubes are loaded with carbon to make them black - Won't this tend to dissipate the static field?

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lam
lam

5 years ago

Hi..

You can use any plastic (pvc or nylon is better) for make roller but one roll keep original and other roller cover with one or more layer of aluminum foil

Thank you

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

How many projects are you working on at the same time?
Just wondering...

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

Answer 5 years ago

Yeah. They're cheaper when you buy them by the dozen.

;-P